| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:38 PM
A film version of Philip Roth's 1997 "American Pastoral" has been in the works for ages -- since about the time it won the Pulitzer Prize. But it's getting close. It's got a director, a script, and a star: Ewan McGregor.
McGregor will play the novel's ...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:46 PM
James Franco is calling party foul on "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming," the recently announced sequel to writer-director Harmony Korine's 2012 art-house exploitation flick — and he's doing so in the most Franco-esque way possible.
| May 15, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Days after taking to his Instagram account to pan the notion of a "Spring Breakers" sequel as "lame," James Franco continued his social-media campaign against the proposed movie with another rebuke on Wednesday -- at the same time as the sequel began...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Over a 20-year career making stylized, often genre-tinged films, Danny Boyle has been known to look at a well-worn area in new and dynamic ways.
With a potential Steve Jobs movie, he could be taking on a worthy subject.
The British auteur is in...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Ewan McGregor will make his Broadway debut next year in a revival production of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York.
McGregor will play the role of Henry, a playwright, in Stoppard's 1982 drama that...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:07 AM
I was 15 the first time I flew to a non-English-speaking country by myself, an experience at once terrifying, thrillingly adult and exceedingly small potatoes compared to that of Laura Dekker, the Dutch teenager who sailed around the world alone from 2010...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
One of the highlights of this year's Sundance Film Festival -- other than all the movies -- was director Craig Johnson's story about how he accidentally took his parents to see "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1."
Johnson, who directed the Lionsgate-acquired "The...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- The first image has been released of Jim Broadbent starring in "Get Santa," which is shooting in London and Yorkshire, Northern England. Altitude Film Sales will be selling the pic at the European Film Market in Berlin.
When Santa (Broadbent)...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
For a film boasting only marginally fewer producers than it does speaking roles, there's something impressively unguarded about "Filth." Sophomore helmer Jon S. Baird's needfully messy adaptation of "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh's 1998 bestseller...
| Mar 17, 2013
LONDON — It's Saturday afternoon in the jam-packed Old Red Lion on London's shopper-crowded St. John Street. Beer-fueled chatter — including some salty heckles — ricochets off the TV screens, while the pub's lone server pours pints of...